The most recent issue of Marvell Studies contains essays by Joan Faust (on liminality in the understudied “Two Songs at the Marriage of the Lord Fauconberg and the Lady Mary Cromwell”) and Laura Seymour (on the transposition of an object’s qualities to a subject in “The Garden,” and the role of that transfer in the constitution of a bearable solitude). It also includes a short essay by Nicholas von Maltzahn on Marvell’s use of the cassowary in “The Last Instructions.” In addition, this issue contains reviews of books by George Klawitter and A.D. Cousins, as well as a collection of essays edited by Matthew Augustine and Steven Zwicker.
In spring 2019, Marvell Studies will publish a special issue on new theoretical approaches to Marvell, with essays by John Garrison, Jason Kerr, and Brendan Prawdzik, and a response from Joanna Picciotto.
Marvell Studies is also planning a special issue for fall 2020 on manuscript circulation and book history. Edited by Diane Purkiss, the issue will include essays addressing the material circulation of Marvell’s poetry and prose, in both manuscript and print, especially how that circulation raises questions about the theory of the republic of letters and the reception and efficacy of satire. Please contact Professor Purkiss for more details about this special issue, including information about proposing papers.
The journal continues to welcome individual essay submissions, as well as special issue proposals. Please send any queries in this respect to the editor, Ryan Netzley (email@example.com). Laurent Curelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) serves as the book review editor: please contact him with any suggestions for books to review.
Posted on 10 Oct 2018
The two forthcoming volumes of Marvell Studies, guest-edited by Jean-Jacques Chardin, Professor of Early Modern Literature at the Université de Strasbourg, and Laurent Curelly, Senior Lecturer in British Studies at the Université de Haute Alsace – Mulhouse, and due to be published in the spring and in the fall of 2017, will explore Andrew Marvell’s interaction with European culture and politics. They follow up on an international conference hosted by the Université de Strasbourg and the Université de Haute Alsace in June 2016 and sponsored by the Andrew Marvell Society.
A full understanding of Andrew Marvell’s verse and prose writings requires an appreciation of their European context. Marvell himself travelled to the European Continent repeatedly: between 1642-3 and 1647 he visited Holland, France, Italy and Spain; in 1655-6 he stayed at the Protestant Academy at Saumur, France, with Oliver Cromwell’s ward, William Dutton; in 1662 to 1663 he was in Holland on state business; and between 1663 and 1665 he was part of the Earl of Carlisle’s embassy to Muscovy, Sweden, and Denmark. Contemporary events, such as the three Anglo-Dutch wars of the mid-century, afforded him ample material for his satires and prose polemics, and early modern European literature more widely – such as the work of the libertins érudits – deeply informed his poems and prose. The first issue, ‘Marvell, Europe and Cultural Negotiations’, will look at the way literary exchanges and cultural transfers in Europe impacted on Marvell’s poetry and prose. The second issue, ‘Marvell, Europe and Social Negotiations’, will discuss Marvell’s involvement in political and social interactions on the European continent.
Posted on 16 Feb 2017
Posted on 19 Oct 2016